Dog Rescued 40 Hours After Being Buried Alive

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Police in Desenzano, Italy intend to file charges against a pet owner for burying his dog alive. They say the weak, battered dog was saved 40 hours after his burial when neighbors heard whimpering coming from the ground. Officials say the dog had been thrown in a 2 foot deep hole and covered with soil and bricks.

One rescuer said: ‘It was sickening to see such a lovely animal abused in such a cruel way. His owner admitted he’d buried him there the day before but couldn’t say why.’

The Brittany spaniel is in the care of a local animal hospital and does not appear to have any life threatening injuries. The owner said he believed his dog was dead and that he was simply disposing of the remains. Police are not convinced. “His owner is to be charged with deliberate animal cruelty and if convicted will lose the right to own a pet again,” said a prosecutor’s office spokesman.

12 thoughts on “Dog Rescued 40 Hours After Being Buried Alive”

  1. I love that in Italy if the person is charged with animal cruelty that they will be banned from owning an animal ever again. I wish we in the U.S. would do the same. We claim to be humane toward animals and yet time and again animal abusers and puppy mills are allowed to continue in their horrific treatment of animals. Wake up America and stop the cruelty.

    • It’s almost laughable to hear the punishment, (if convicted) is “banned from owning a pet for life.” If he has a stray pet that he finds on the street, but decides not to own it, well, so be it. I mean that is such a nonsense penalty, I find it humorous. There should be a fine along with banned from having any contact with a pet again, period. He thought the pet was dead? what made him think that? I don’t agree with some of the other posts on this site, but banned from dog ownership is just plain stupid.

  2. I hope this person gets jail time for this! This is inexcusable! How in the world can someone be so heartless??? Please make sure that sweet dog gets to a wonderful home!

  3. So heartbreaking. Look at that sad, terrified face. Why are these stories becoming more and more common? Our world is doomed. I hope this sweetheart gets a nice, loving home with nothing but cuddles and treats from now on x

  4. It’s a miracle the dog didn’t suffer cuts and bruises. Where the hell did he bury her, in a clay tile pit? Go To Hell you sick Bastard !
    Brittany, A Sweet Future Awaits You Baby. XO from America XO


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